Grateful Dead

Welcome to the Sunshine Daydream Boutique.

On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, OR and reunited with the Merry Pranksters for a common cause – to throw a benefit concert for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. A stage was erected under the hot Oregon sun at the Olde Renaissance Fairgrounds, tickets were printed on the fronts of the Creamery’s yogurt labels, and the rest is history…

  Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/Blu-ray (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/DVD (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Vinyl (4LP 180 gram) Retail 3CD/DVD

Complete 8/27/72 Concert Audio

Sunshine Daydream Concert Film


Bonus Documentary


40 Page Book


Courtenay Pollock Tie-dye Slipcase


Individually Numbered/Limited Edition

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Limited Edition of 5,000



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blueboy714's picture
Joined: Nov 25 2010
2014 Dave's Picks Subscriptions?

Can't wait for volume 8. Another question:

When will the gift certificate be available for purchasing the 2014 Dave's Picks series - (assuming it will continue)? I would like to tell my family to purchase it for me for x-mas rather than buying it for myself like I did this year. thanks

Joined: Aug 27 2008
Dave's Picks Vol 8 announcement

More than likely the announcement for Dave's Picks Volume 8 probably will be Monday, October 7th during the "Live Chat with David Lemieux webcast. Not long after the webcast has concluded the new page with the pre-release ordering information will go live. Your guess is as good as mine on what show has been picked for official release. I'm sort of guessing that it could be the "Lake Acid" show from 10/17/83. I'm playing on the theme of "Volume 8 should be an Eighties Show." There are several other shows from the early to mid-eighties that should see the light of day, but I'll keep those guesses to myself. Whatever show gets released this time around, I will be happy with, no matter what decade it is from, whatever the date. I am on the 2013 Dave's Picks subscription plan.


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Joined: Feb 16 2010
DavesVol08- Monday *

Check out the front page - Monday Oct7th @ 4pm PST -7pm EST tune to DAVE TV ->

Archivist and producer David Lemieux will back next week to answer all your Grateful Dead brain-busters! Send in your questions for the chat via @deadnet on Twitter or post 'em on the wall at

edit- * Got my days mixed up, it's on monday not tuesday.

Joined: Apr 10 2013
re: Dave's Picks

I sure thought there would be an announcement yesterday. First, one of my students was wearing a 15 year anniversary t-shirt from the Warfield. Then, on the way home I drove past a '55 Chevy that looked exactly like the car on the cover of Dave's #7. Needless to say, I was expecting to see Dave's #8, a show from the 1980 Warfield run, available when I logged on. Oh well, must have just been a coincidence -- if such things exist.

Joined: Mar 18 2010
Speaking of Dave's Picks...

Since the DP7 thread is gone, it seems like the announcement of Dave's Picks 8 would soon follow. But since soon is a relative term, and the DP7 thread evaporated a few days ago, well then, never mind.

Joined: Nov 12 2010
And another UK arrival

Mine arrived this morning (4355/12500). Just finished watching the DVD, sensational, now got the whole weekend to listen to the Cd's. Oh and a bonus , no duties no taxes, just popped through the door!!

Joined: Sep 11 2007
never enough props for 7/31/74

I HAVE TO STAND UP FOR DAVE'S #2, sorry. OK maybe not Dave's best now that Veneta is out, but still great. So many highlights, this is a great long listen, again and again. Phil is revved and growling and all over that China > Rider. I think that is a bit of Tighten Up jam as Eyes cranks up. Burning through the great WOTF and MH album material, scorching WRS. Truckin'> MLB? As good as anything played that summer. Yes THAT summer. I mean throwing SUCH A FINE SHOW under the bus to score extra points for Veneta? That's plainly in bad taste, doesn't pass the smell test here in Brooklyn. <<< awesome cue, anybody? your turn....

I am looking forward to Dave's #8. The bar is always high, and it really has been a great year for Deadheads.

Joined: Jul 20 2007
Nothing Lasts

Spacebro, totally agree - there were some great comments in the Dave's 7 discussion about shows from 1980-81, I was planning to go back this weekend and follow up some of those show recommendations.

On the other hand:

"The first Prankster rule is that nothing lasts..." - Ken Kesey

-- EDIT -- PS - Is it just me, or is the phrase "nothing lasts" one of those magical phrases that just gets weirder and more magical the longer you stare at it? (Kind of like "Cellar Door")

-- 2nd EDIT -- Of course it's not just me - that is what Kesey intended all along, and it just took me this long to get the Zen Koan perfection of "Nothing Lasts" - a veritable fractal of a phrase. Mr. Kesey, my hats off to you AGAIN sir.

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Joined: Jun 11 2007
Another UK arrival

Package delivered today in Leeds, UK. Really nice packaging .... bigger than I thought it was going to be, but well worth the price.

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Joined: Jun 8 2007

I've just answered my own post of a few days ago - arrived in the UK today. Beautifully designed package and first set - which is all I've heard so far, very good. I look forward to hearing the rest and sitting down to watch the DVD.


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